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Re: [O] Merge branch 'maint'

From: Kyle Meyer
Subject: Re: [O] Merge branch 'maint'
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2015 13:30:25 -0400
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Oleh Krehel <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi all,
> Was the issue of abundant "Merge branch 'maint'" commit messages
> discussed before? I couldn't find a reference...
> It's not a big deal, really, but I personally prefer to have linear
> history with commits that actually do stuff. And it should be easy to
> switch to this style: just use the "rebase" instead of the "merge"
> command.
> Anyway, it's a small thing, and if Nicolas or Bastien strongly like the
> merge method I won't bring it up again. But if they don't care either
> way, I think it's better to start rebasing.

While I'm all for rebasing unpushed commits, short-lived feature
branches, and throw-away integration branches, your suggestion would
frequently rewrite the history of a long-lived public branch.


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